SEATTLE (July 14) – Seattle University men’s soccer has announced the addition of two newcomers for the 2017 season. Cody Gibson and Malte Thesenvitz have signed on to join the Redhawks this fall.

Gibson, a native of Bellevue, Washington, is a 5’7” forward. He played at UC Santa Barbara for the last two seasons. Coming out of Bellevue High, Gibson was ranked the No. 15 prospect in the Pacific Northwest Region as a senior. He played for the Crossfire Premier club throughout high school, scoring 12 goals in his final season with the squad.

“Cody is a player we know well from his time at Crossfire Academy,” said Coach Pete Fewing. “He joined us in spring quarter and got integrated into the team and culture of the program. Cody has two years of college game experience under his belt, which will help as he competes for a spot up top. He is a pacey forward and is relentless in how he looks to attack and stretch the backline. We look forward to Cody have a big impact on and off the field.”

Thesenvitz is a 5’9” midfielder from Rostock, Germany. He played at Southern Connecticut State last season, earning Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie honors. Thesenvitz started all 17 games, tallying a goal and three assists for the Owls. He played for the U-15 German national team before coming to America.

“Malte is a transfer who we felt was a great fit for the type of player we were looking for,” said Fewing. “He is a great student and comes from a very good youth background in Germany. Malte can play multiple midfield positions and is adept playing an attacking or defense role. He is technically very good and has good feel for the game and is able to control the tempo of the game. We are looking forward to working with Malte and having him compete for a spot in the midfield.” 

The Redhawks have now signed eight newcomers for the upcoming season. They open the regular season against Loyola Marymount on August 25 at Championship Field.

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